Mar 22, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced Sunday morning in Dunedin, Florida that Brett Cecil will open the 2015 regular season as the team’s closer.
Mar 22, 2015, 10:01 AM EDT
Cabrera will be the designated hitter in the Tigers’ home game against the Nationals and Martinez will DH on the road against the Braves. They’re both expected to get around three at-bats.
Mar 22, 2015, 8:54 AM EDT
Bryant is now batting .480 with a 2.072 OPS in 29 plate appearances this spring. He has more home runs than all of the players in Marlins camp combined.
Mar 19, 2015, 8:43 PM EDT
This was a top-heavy group last year and it killed them down the stretch. It’s top-heavy again in 2015.
Mar 18, 2015, 11:28 PM EDT
Get excited, Rockies fans.
Mar 18, 2015, 10:35 PM EDT
Rays right-hander Alex Colome was a late arriver to spring training this year because of visa issues in his native Dominican Republic and then he had to be sent to a local hospital with a case of pneumonia just a few days after unpacking his bags.
Mar 18, 2015, 9:21 PM EDT
The latest from Jon Heyman at CBSSports.com …
Mar 18, 2015, 8:34 PM EDT
Stanton is now sporting an .884 OPS in 21 at-bats this spring.
Mar 18, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT
The Cardinals have advanced to the NLCS in nine of the last 15 seasons — 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Can this 2015 group follow in those footsteps?
Mar 18, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT
He’s batting .429 with a 1.217 OPS through 30 plate appearances this spring.
Mar 17, 2015, 11:18 PM EDT
MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that closer Kenley Jansen is off his crutches for good and played catch from a distance of 60 feet on Tuesday afternoon.
Mar 17, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT
If the Cubs hold off on promoting Bryant until April 17, they can delay his potential free agency an extra year — from 2020 to 2021. A whole year of control for an easy 10-game delay. It’s a no-brainer.
Mar 17, 2015, 9:21 PM EDT
Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has not looked sharp this spring in the Grapefruit League, yielding seven hits and two earned runs in three innings. And now he’s going to have a little less time to iron things out.
Mar 17, 2015, 8:14 PM EDT
Yankees manager Joe Girardi described the strain as “mild, mild, mild,” so this isn’t something that should affect Ellsbury’s readiness for the beginning of the regular season.
Mar 17, 2015, 7:27 PM EDT
Mike Trout was doing Mike Trout things Tuesday in Arizona.
Mar 17, 2015, 6:33 PM EDT
Darvish will miss the entire 2015 season and probably the first month of the 2016 season.
Mar 15, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT
Assuming no setbacks, McGee is on track to join the Rays’ bullpen in late April or early May.
Mar 15, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT
The folks over at Wrigley Blog just shared these images (taken Sunday morning) of the steel framework that will house the new bleachers and jumbotron at Wrigley Field …
Mar 15, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is due $8.3 million in 2015 — his final year of salary arbitration — and he can then become a free agent. And it sounds like he will indeed land on the open market next winter.
Mar 15, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT
David Balfour was a longtime executive with the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League, and when Grant returned from the funeral Sunday there was a touching tribute waiting for him …
Mar 15, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT
From John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois suffered a fracture in his left shoulder while sliding into a base and will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks.
Mar 15, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT
Rays left-hander Drew Smyly is making progress in his recovery from shoulder tendinitis, but he has not yet resumed throwing off a mound and looks to be running out of time.
Mar 15, 2015, 10:39 AM EDT
Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports wrote an interesting article last week about how Bryce Harper doesn’t exactly fit the villain role he’s been cast to play. And here’s further proof …
Mar 15, 2015, 9:47 AM EDT
The 28-year-old southpaw posted a shiny 1.32 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 28/6 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings last season for the Mets, who now have a huge hole at left-handed relief.
Mar 15, 2015, 8:54 AM EDT
It’s probably nothing to worry about here in mid-March. Few players have appeared in more games over the last five years than ‘Cutch.
- The Blue Jays pick up Ben Revere from the Phillies 4
- Cubs trade for Dan Haren 18
- 2015 MLB Trade Deadline Tracker 6
- Cardinals add more bullpen help, get Jonathan Broxton from Brewers 8
- Orioles trade for Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra 19
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights 44
- Giants to acquire Mike Leake from Reds 33
- Astros acquire Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers from Brewers 45
- The MLBPA is considering withholding cooperation with ESPN, Fox over Colin Cowherd’s comments (157)
- The Cubs are in discussions with the Phillies on Cole Hamels (146)
- Major League Baseball rips Colin Cowherd in an official statement (123)
- Blue Jays acquire David Price from the Tigers (111)
- Rangers land ace left-hander Cole Hamels from Phillies (106)